HC Deb 23 March 1871 vol 205 c459

asked the Secretary of State for War, What steps are being taken to lay down the organization of a Corps d'Armée in the field, with its number of Divisions and Brigades, and their constitution; and, whether the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the legal points raised by the Report of the Select Committee which sat last year to inquire into the supercession of the Colonels of the Royal Army, by the Colonels of the Indian Army, has yet reported; and, if so, when he will lay their Report upon the Table of the House?


A Committee, under the presidency of General Haines, has been appointed to lay down the proper proportions. The Royal Commission has just reported; but Her Majesty's Government have not yet had time to decide upon the Report. It will be laid on the Table without any unnecessary delay.